Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: disrupting its impact on our public and private lives

Technology-facilitated gender-based violence (GBV) is a global phenomenon that comprises a spectrum of behaviors, including stalking, bullying, sexual harassment, defamation, hate speech and exploitation. In this Insights to Action, ICRW will host a panel of experts who will discuss how tech-facilitated GBV transcends digital boundaries to impact people's lives both privately and publicly, including their safety, personal relationships, civic participation and careers.


Preston Mitchum, Senior Legal & International Policy Analyst at Advocates for Youth and Black queer advocate and activist. He's a Board Member of the MenEngage Alliance, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center teaching LGBT Health Law and Policy and the first openly LGBTQ Division Chair of the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (WBA YLD).

Speakers include:

(1) Soraya Chemaly, the Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project and author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger, a book about anger and how it's social treatment impedes equality.

(2) Betsy Bramon, Principal at Kronia Collective, Social Impact Consultant and dedicated human rights advocate with over thirteen years of international experience working in civil society, government and community advocacy.

(3) Dr. Laura Hinson, Social and Behavioral Scientist at ICRW, where she works to identify and reduce social barriers to sexual and reproductive health for men, women, adolescents and other marginalized populations. She's the lead on ICRW's work on tech-facilitated GBV.

(4) Lila O’Brien-Milne, ICRW Program Associate for the Violence, Rights and Inclusion portfolio. Lila has expertise in gender theory, gender-based violence, men and masculinities and institutional responses to gender inequality

If you cannot attend in person, join the livestream by registering here

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 19:00